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Locust Grove Estate

2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
+1 845-454-4500
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Overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie New York, the 200-acre Locust Grove Estate is a museum and nature preserve centered on a 45-room Italianate villa built in 1851. Begining in 1895 new owners William and Martha Young redecorated the mansion with their vast collection of art and antiques, and added new gardens. Mr. and Mrs. Young's daughter, Annette, lived at Locust Grove until 1975, preserving the estate essentially as her parents had used it. Inside the historic mansion, step back in time to the early years of the 20th century; the Young family's collection of Hudson River School paintings, early 19th-century American furniture, and personal possessions are still in place after more than a century.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“samuel morse” (43 reviews)
“morse code” (13 reviews)
“hudson river” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-5275
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+1 845-454-4500
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"samuel morse"
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"morse code"
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"hudson river"
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"house tour"
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"gift shop"
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"visitor center"
in 14 reviews
"flower and vegetable gardens"
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"art gallery"
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"walking trails"
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"dutchess county"
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"leisurely walk"
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"short video"
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"small museum"
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"guided tour"
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"on display"
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"new york"
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

The various owners have, over the years, altered the original Morse estate so that it now isn't really a good representation of what it was in his time. But the buildings are still nice, and the grounds are beautiful. Unfortunately our recent visit was in...More

Thank IIbeach1
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

We visit Locust Grove monthly to hike the beautiful grounds, sit on a bench, or keep track of the spectacular flower and vegetable gardens. Leave us not forget the visitors center with their great gift shop, and galleries. I've had the pleasure of attending conferences,...More

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful tour. All dressed up for Christmas. These mansions are lovely anytime of the year but to see them during the Holidays is just thrilling. Don’t hesitate go see The Locust Grove.

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

The tour at the Locust Grove Mansion and visitor center was great. I learned so much more about Samuel Morse, his generosity and his talents. His artistry was likened to Leonardo Da Vinci, but I think his style of painting is more reminiscent of Rembrandt...More

Thank AJfromPA
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Do not miss this stop if you are in the Hudson Valley. History, Nature, Art, and the house of Samuel Morse his inventions, his painting and a lot more.

Thank PaoloNi2017
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Locust Grove is close to my home. When my brother visit a couple years back, in reference to the trails behind the house, he said he would be here every day. I'd like to think Locust Grove is a hidden treasure. The main visitor's center...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

There is no furnishings survived from the time the Morse family lived at Locust Grove. SO the interior was nothing special but the view from the house onto the Hudson River is spectacular. Also it is really worth it to stop by the small museum...More

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband have always loved hiking here at Locust Grove so it was an easy pick as our Wedding venue! The grounds were perfect and provided plenty of beautiful beautiful pictures- even for a mid-summer wedding!!! Ken was who we worked with for...More

Thank ManonaBug
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

This place is dreadful. The wedding started at 5. At eight they finally brought food to the other side of the room. Our side had to wait another half an hour for them to bring dinner. When I asked if we could have some bread,...More

Thank mouse7994
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Locust Grove is beautiful to say the least! Go for a tour of the estate! The staff is always very knowledgeable about the estate. There are numerous hiking trails on the grounds, so you can enjoy the scenery. There are flower gardens to explore as...More

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